Premier League Transfer Deadline Day: Live Blog
The time has come for the final day of the 2011 summer transfer window. Between now and 11pm UK time (6pm ET), we’ll find out which clubs will finalize some last minute deals.
6:57pm: And that completes our transfer deadline countdown today. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed it. Feel free to share your feedback regarding today’s transfers in the comments section below.
6:55pm: Fulham have signed Orlando Sa from Nacional of Portugal.
6:28pm: Arsenal has officially confirmed that they have signed Mikel Arteta from Everton on a four-year deal.
6:26pm: Yakubu has joined Blackburn Rovers.
6:15pm: Sky Sports News is reporting that Mikel Arteta is now an Arsenal player. We are, however, awaiting official confirmation. If the deal does go through, the only question mark about Arteta is his fitness. He’s been very injury prone for Everton, but the footballer is an incredible talent and will play a pivotal role at Arsenal if he can remain fit. For Everton, however, it’s a bit of a blow. They needed the money but they ran out of time to get any replacements. They have signed Royston Drenthe from Real Madrid (although he’s hardly as good as Arteta). Plus they picked up an Argentine striker earlier today.
6:12pm: The deal for Raul Meireles from Chelsea to Liverpool is now official.
6:08pm: A loan deal has been agreed for Niklas Bendtner from Arsenal to Sunderland. Finally, the Danish player has left the North London club. Should be a great opportunity for him to shake off his baggage and start playing games (and scoring goals) for another club.
6:06pm: A deal has been agreed between Chelsea and Liverpool for the transfer of Raul Meireles to Stamford Bridge, but personal terms have yet to be agreed. The deal may still happen, though. This one came out of the blue by Meireles, but if he’s unhappy at not getting enough playing time at Liverpool, what will he think at Chelsea? Definitely a class player, though.
6:02pm: FOX Soccer’s live coverage of Sky Sports will continue until 7pm ET (huzzah). Meanwhile, Sky Sports is hyping things up way beyond reality. Jermaine Jenas, meanwhile, has joined Aston Villa on a loan deal.
5:59pm: Craig Bellamy will be wearing number 39 for Liverpool. The deal for Arteta looks likely to go through for Arsenal, while Stoke is finalizing paperwork for Peter Crouch. Meanwhile, will Niklas Bendtner finally leave Arsenal? And will FOX Soccer keep running Sky Sports or will they go back to their regular programming?
5:51pm: We’re now entering the last few minutes of the 2011 summer transfer window. Will Arteta be going to Arsenal?
5:49pm: Alan Hutton has joined Aston Villa.
5:43pm: Bryan Ruiz has officially joined Fulham
5:41pm: Birmingham’s Scott Dann has finalized his move to Blackburn Rovers
5:40pm: Craig Bellamy has signed a two-year at Liverpool
5:36pm: Liverpool has confirmed that Raul Meireles has submitted a transfer request
5:34pm: Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun has signed on loan for Arsenal.
5:33pm: Transfer deal for Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City to QPR is confirmed.
5:31pm: Newcastle’s deals for Bryan Ruiz and Liam Ridgewell have failed.
4:56pm: Arsenal have completed the signing of Per Mertesacker
4:55pm: Yakubu has arrived at Blackburn Rovers for talks with the club.
4:52pm: Wilson Palacios has now officially joined Stoke City.
4:51pm: Alan Hutton has turned down a move to Fulham and looks set on joining Aston Villa.
4:50pm: Stoke City are on the verge of signing Wilson Palacios from Tottenham
4:25pm: Southampton’s Jason Puncheon is at Loftus Road for talks with QPR.
4:22pm: Talks between Arsenal and Everton have been renewed regarding the transfer of Mikel Arteta. Arsene Wenger is very keen on the move.
4:15pm: Chelsea came in for a £40m offer yesterday for Luka Modric, which was turned down by Spurs, says Redknapp
4:12pm: Harry Redknapp confirms that the Kaka to Spurs rumor is nothing more than a rumor.
4:05pm: Gary Cahill deal from Bolton to Spurs is not going to happen, says Harry Redknapp.
3:53pm: Nicklas Bendtner is close to securing a transfer from Arsenal to Sunderland.
3:39pm: David N’Gog has completed his transfer from Liverpool to Bolton on a three-year deal.
3:32pm: Chelsea’s Gael Kakuta has joined Bolton on a six-month loan deal.
3:15pm: Shaun Wright-Phillips is undergoing a medical at QPR.
3:11pm: The deal for Adam Johnson to Stoke is off.
3:05pm: El Hajdi Diouf has been released by Blackburn Rovers.
2:54pm: Newcastle United have lodged a bid with Birmingham for Liam Ridgewell.
2:52pm: Stoke City have approached Manchester City to get a loan deal for Adam Johnson.
2:44pm: Newcastle have matched Fulham’s deal for Bryan Ruiz, so Costa Rican striker has a decision to make
2:41pm: Manchester City have announced that they have signed free agent Owen Hargreaves on a one-year deal.
2:29pm: Chelsea’s Patrick van Aanholt is heading to Wigan on loan.
2:19pm: Arsenal has withdrawn their interest in Mikel Arteta. Gunners focusing on Benayoun instead.
1:46pm: Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun is in talks with Arsenal about a loan deal
1:42pm: Peter Crouch has agreed a deal with Stoke City
1:34pm: Everton to hold talks with Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe
1:18pm: Birmingham’s Scott Dann is at Blackburn Rovers to sign on the dotted line
12:56pm: New Arsenal signing Joel Campbell is heading on a season-long loan to FC Lorient.
12:55pm: Tottenham’s Peter Crouch is on his way to Stoke to discuss terms.
12:34pm: Arsenal have made a £10m bid for Everton’s Mikel Arteta.
12:15pm: Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas is having a medical at Aston Villa.
12:09pm: Craig Bellamy is on his way to Liverpool to sign a free transfer with the Anfield club.
11:56am: West Ham sign David Bentley from Spurs on a season-long loan.
11:39am: Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury joins West Ham on a season-long loan.
11:35am: Wigan have siged Shaun Maloney from Celtic.
11:32am: Leicester City have a bid “in excess of £4m” accepted for Everton striker Jermaine Beckford.
11:24am: Young goalkeeper Tommaso Trani has joined QPR on a two-year deal following his release by AC Milan.
10:20am: Arsenal complete deal for Fenerbahce defender André Santos
9:32am: Chelsea’s Ulises Davila has joined Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on loan.
9:28am: West Ham United’s Scott Parker has joined Tottenham Hotspur.
9:26am: Swansea are reportedly in discussions with Fulham about a possible loan deal for Rafik Halliche.
9:10am: Carlos Tevez accepts it will be “impossible” for him to leave Manchester City before the end of the transfer window
9:09am: QPR agree a fee for Anton Ferdinand from Sunderland.
8:43am: Everton is set to make their first signing of summer by bringing Argentine striker Denis Stracqualursi on loan to Goodison Park. Everton will need to sell a player before they can seal the deal for the Argentine, though.
8:37am: Bolton have had a bid accepted for Liverpool striker David Ngog.
8:13am: Despite late interest from Aston Villa, Joe Cole has joined Lille on a season-long loan.
7:06am: Sky Sports sources understand Stoke are in talks with Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner about a move to the Britannia Stadium.
7:05am: Birmingham have agreed terms with Stoke over Cameron Jerome.
7:04am: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists there is no chance of Luka Modric leaving the club before the transfer deadline passes tonight.
7:03am: Alvaro Pereira’s agent has confirmed Porto and Chelsea are in discussions over a big-money deadline day transfer.
7:03am: Sky Sports sources understand that Queens Park Rangers are closing on the signing of Shaun Wright-Phillips.
7:02am: Blackpool have made an enquiry for Swansea’s Stephen Dobbie.
7:01am: Sky Sports sources understand Queens Park Rangers are interested in bringing Craig Bellamy to Loftus Road.